Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice
Comparative World Perspectives

Edited by Mohamed-Salah Omri and Philippe Roussin

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10 December 2022  •  294pp

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When a society emerges from authoritarian rule, and the State no longer claims a monopoly on the truth, writing becomes essential – in representing rights, calling for justice, staking claims and counter-claims over what has happened, testifying to abuse, directing collective memory, or simply resisting amnesia. Such writing is a key element of Transitional Justice, whose juridical and historical origins lie in the Nuremberg trials of 1945-46, and which has since become increasingly important in former colonies and emerging democracies. Truth and reconciliation commissions are now able to hear narrative evidence of a kind which no court would previously have considered.

This multi-disciplinary collection of essays focuses on the comparative study of literatures and testimonies written in the wake of violence and on their role in the aftermath of conflict. Scholars from the fields of literary studies, history, art, politics and philosophy engage with each other, and with case studies ranging across the world: from Algeria, Argentina, Columbia, Portugal, Rwanda, Spain, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Taiwan and the former Yugoslavia.

Contents:

ix-ix

Acknowledgements
Mohamed-Salah Omri, Philippe Roussin
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x-xiv

Notes On Contributors
Mohamed-Salah Omri, Philippe Roussin
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1-10

Introduction
Mohamed-Salah Omri, Philippe Roussin
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13-24

Literacy and Democracy: Transitional Justice in South Africa
Carrol Clarkson
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25-42

Literature and Transitional Justice after the Rwandan Genocide: Véronique Tadjo’s The Shadow of Imana
Brendon Nicholls
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45-54

Transitional Justice and Civil Justice in AntígonaS. Linaje de Hembras (2001) by Jorge Huertas
Annick Louis
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55-64

Justice transitionnelle et justice civile dans AntígonaS. Linaje de Hembras (2001) de Jorge Huertas
Annick Louis
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65-74

The Irreverence of Bones: Reclaiming Trashed Lives in the Aftermath of Violence in Adios Ayacucho (1984) and Insensatez (2004)
Daniel Mosquera
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77-85

Justice, Judicial Rhetoric, and the Reconstruction of Literature in Post-1945 Europe (Céline, Frisch, von Salomon)
Philippe Roussin
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86-95

Justice, rhétorique judiciaire et reconstruction de la littérature en Europe après 1945 (Céline, Frisch, von Salomon)
Philippe Roussin
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96-105

Unfinished Transition: Spain as a Democracy without Transitional Justice
Jesús Izquierdo
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106-118

Democracy without Justice: The Paradox of Literary Justice in the Work of Javier Cercas
Agnès Delage
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119-132

Démocratie sans justice: les paradoxes de la justice littéraire dans l’œuvre de Javier Cercas
Agnès Delage
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133-144

Transitional Justice and Uses of the Past in Post–authoritarian Portugal
Manuel Loff
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145-156

Voices of Suffering: Maintaining and Disseminating the Voice of Victims after the ICTY
Christian Axboe Nielsen
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159-169

From Writing in Suffering to Thinking Freedom, or How to ‘walk on forgetfulness’
Sonia Zlitni-Fitouri
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170-180

De l’écriture en souffrance à la pensée de la liberté ou comment ‘marcher sur l’oubli’
Sonia Zlitni-Fitouri
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181-196

Testimonies and Literature as Alternative Transitional Justice in Algeria
Anissa Daoudi
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197-213

Writing, Law and Transitional Justice in Tunisia
Mohamed-Salah Omri
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214-225

Tolerance in Arab Muslim Thought from the Arab Renaissance to the Present Day
Mohsen Elkhouni
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226-238

La Tolérance dans la pensée arabo-musulmane, de la Renaissance à nos jours
Mohsen Elkhouni
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239-246

A Conversation with Zakaria Tamer
Ali Souleman, Robin Ostle
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249-268

Alternative Account, Mourning Family and Transformation into Life: Three Contemporary Artworks Related to the Event of 28 February 1947 in Taiwan
Chi-Ming Lin
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269-280

Index
Chi-Ming Lin
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Bibliography entry:

Omri, Mohamed-Salah, and Philippe Roussin (eds), Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice: Comparative World Perspectives, Transcript, 19 (Legenda, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice: Comparative World Perspectives, ed. by Mohamed-Salah Omri and Philippe Roussin, Transcript, 19 (Legenda, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Omri and Roussin, p. 47.

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Omri, Mohamed-Salah, and Philippe Roussin (eds). 2022. Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice: Comparative World Perspectives, Transcript, 19 (Legenda)

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